How OCD Affects 2.2 Million Americans

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According to the National Institute of Mental Health, over 1% of the U.S. adult population has Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD.) That equals approximately 2.2 million Americans each year.

Those with OCD experience debilitating obsessive thought patterns, combined with behaviors that they feel they cannot control, such as excessive hand washing.

OCD can often effect one’s work, relationships, family, and overall mental health. Often, OCD manifests alongside other symptoms, such as depression or anxiety.

For more information on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and how it can affect your quality of life, read a complete article by our director, Kathleen Dwyer-Blair, LCSW, BCD.


If you are one of millions of Americans living with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD,) there is hope. A qualified psychologist or therapist can help you curb your compulsions and get to the root of your obsessive thinking. Call us today at (516) 221-9494 for more information.

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